Mussel-inspired pH-triggered reversible foamed multi-responsive gel - The surprising effect of water

Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani*, Amin GhavamiNejad, Saud Hashmi, Florian J. Stadler

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Abstract

Novel covalent gels were prepared by complexation of polymer-bound catechols with NaBH4 at pH ≈ 9. These gels can absorb humidity, which changes the catechol-borate covalent bonds from irreversible to reversible. Furthermore, humidity induces self-healing, proven by rheological data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4685-4687
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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